Summing-up a Semester of Sustainable Fashion

The issue of sustainability in fashion is one which holds significant importance when considering the future of the industry and, more broadly, the planet. The increased prevalence of fast fashion, fuelled by the popularisation of online shopping and changing consumer behaviours has meant that the textile industry has become one of the most environmentally degradingContinue reading “Summing-up a Semester of Sustainable Fashion”

The Future is More Than Hover-boards and Robots

Society is constructed on the basis of history. Some of our greatest lessons, learnings and future engagements ascend from events which shaped our past. Yet in a world so driven by emergent technology, connectedness and globalisation, the ability to predict the future through the vehicle of media has become paramount. As Natale (2014) phrases it,Continue reading “The Future is More Than Hover-boards and Robots”

Introducing: The Green Thread

An operational prototype Find The Green Thread website here, and the Lazy Susan Studio Instagram page here. When considering the future of fashion, the necessary steps to ensure the sustainability of the industry and the provision of clothing for the generations to come must be implemented now. As Gordon and Hill explain, “sustainable fashion isContinue reading “Introducing: The Green Thread”

My Two Cents

The commenting process this semester has been particularly useful for me when compared to previous semesters. In the past, I have provided only comments about the good parts of a blog post or pitch, whereas this time, when approaching the contribution of feedback for my peers, I have attempted to be more critical of areasContinue reading “My Two Cents”

Tweet Your Heart Out

Live tweeting is something that I have never previously engaged with and, admittedly, has been a challenging skill to acquire. Comparing my first week of tweeting in Metropolis (1927) with my most recent week, I believe I have improved immensely as I have learned some strategies and techniques in both the planning of tweets asContinue reading “Tweet Your Heart Out”

Fashion Forward: Digital Artefact Pitch

For the major part of human history, clothing has been hand made and tailored with a purely functional purpose.  Prior to the industrial revolution, textile production was “small scale in home workshops called cottage industries” (Monet, 2017). It wasn’t until the twentieth century that these networks of small tailors gradually evolved into the large scaleContinue reading “Fashion Forward: Digital Artefact Pitch”